Criterion Originals

Criterion Originals

Criterion Originals
  • A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

    One of contemporary cinema’s most beguiling artists, Apichatpong Weerasethakul infuses the mundane with otherworldly mystery, exploring the slippery nature of time and consciousness in surreal films like TROPICAL MALADY, CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR, and the Palme d’Or–winning UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECAL...

  • Joachim Trier on DON’T LOOK NOW

  • Karyn Kusama’s Adventures in Moviegoing

    1 season

    The slyly subversive films of Karyn Kusama breathe fresh life into well-tread genres ranging from the sports drama (GIRLFIGHT) to teen horror (JENNIFER’S BODY) to the detective thriller (DESTROYER) through their daring tonal shifts and complex depictions of strong, fully realized women. In this e...

  • The Universe Is Out There: Josh & Benny Safdie

    Get to know the siblings whose films have captured the frenetic pulse of New York’s city streets. An original documentary featuring footage from the making of their new thriller, GOOD TIME, along with several of the brothers’ early shorts.

  • Aspect Ratio in VIVRE SA VIE

    1 season

    Observations on Film Art No. 44

    One of the peaks of Jean-Luc Godard’s extraordinary 1960s creative run, VIVRE SA VIE finds the filmmaker combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study of a young woman (Anna Karina) on a downward spiral. In this edition of Observations on Film Ar...

  • Ingmar Bergman & Liv Ullmann

    1 season

    Creative Marriages

    When Ingmar Bergman cast Liv Ullmann in PERSONA, he initiated a remarkable creative partnership that would last well beyond the passionate, years-long affair that also blossomed between them.

  • Gold Town Nickelodeon

    1 season

    Art-House America

    Art-house cinema is alive and well in the US’s most remote state capital! Join programmer Collette Costa for a tour of the Gold Town Nickelodeon and a selection of films that resonate with life on the frosty frontier.

  • Criterion Live! SPLIT SCREEN 20th Anniversary, Walter Reade Theater

    1 season

    On May 10, 2017, we teamed up with the Film Society of Lincoln Center to celebrate John Pierson’s landmark series with a live conversation featuring Pierson and filmmakers Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Miranda July, Chris Smith, Don Ward, and Dan Myrick.

  • Tatsuya Nakadai on Five Japanese Masters

  • Queersighted: Class Acts

    1 season

    Like any facet of human identity, queerness is inextricably linked to matters of class, race, and socioeconomic status. It’s impossible to truly reckon with our sexuality without acknowledging this intersectional reality. In this latest edition of Queersighted—an ongoing series that takes a look ...

  • A Walk with Charles Burnett

    Charles Burnett is an unsung master of American cinema who led the way for black independent filmmakers to tell their stories on-screen with poetic-realist revelations like KILLER OF SHEEP and TO SLEEP WITH ANGER. In this installment of the Channel-exclusive series Meet the Filmmakers, Burnett jo...


    In this program, Wim Wenders discusses costume designer Montserrat Casanova’s handmade sketchbook for UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD.

  • Marvel mon amour

    The Spiderman creator recounts his friendship with the director of HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR.

  • Introducing My Father, François Truffaut

    Laura Truffaut shares her memories of her legendary filmmaker father in this 2019 piece by Daniel Raim.

  • Margarethe von Trotta on THE SEVENTH SEAL